IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 644: Queenly Thresholds, II: Navigating Paradigms in Textual Sources

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Organisers:Juliana Amorim Goskes, Department of History, New York University
Florence Scott, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Juliana Amorim Goskes, Department of History, New York University
Paper 644-a'In front of the altar of Our Lady': Queens and Their Associations with the Virgin Mary in Chr├ętien de Troyes
(Language: English)
Lydia Hayes, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Hagiography, Language and Literature - French or Occitan, Women's Studies
Paper 644-bBetween Husband and Son: Isabella of France and the Succession of Edward III
(Language: English)
Tatum Tullis, Department of History University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 644-cLiudprand's Lamia: The Monstrous Reputation of Queen Willa of Italy
(Language: English)
Chris Halsted, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought, Women's Studies
Paper 644-d'So that she would be very happy she had come to the frontier': Queen Yolanda and the Colonial Project of James I of Aragon
(Language: English)
Emma Snowden, Department of History University of Minnesota
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Abstract

Often, we see medieval queens in movement: between families, between lands, between status, between the lines. This strand seeks to think with and through the theme of ‘borders’, to consider how medieval and premodern queenship (understood in broad terms) operates and is set in motion by queens themselves and those around them. This session will focus on queens navigating paradigms in textual sources, and the ways in which queens could be given both positive and negative models of behaviour by chroniclers and literary authors.